Texans officially release Whitney Mercilus

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Word on Monday night was that the Texans would release defensive end Whitney Mercilus and the move became official on Tuesday afternoon.

The move ends Mercilus’ run with the team after 134 games, which ranks third in franchise history. Mercilus was at an event at a school in Houston on Tuesday and said, via Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk790, that the parting of the ways was a “mutual thing” and that he’s looking forward to what’s next.

If he has his choice, Mercilus said a move to a contending team is “the direction I want to go” because competing for a title would be a “cherry on top” of his career.

Texans chairman Cal McNair said there “aren’t many players in franchise history who have impacted our organization and community the way” that Mercilus has and said he will always consider him a member of the organization.

15 responses to “Texans officially release Whitney Mercilus

  1. The Green and Gold need some help on the edge with both Smiths out now and Gary not playing like the #12 pick of the draft.

  2. KC or green bay seems like a nice place for him. He still has some juice as a rotational pass rusher. The rams could also use him.

  3. Jalen Smith was cut because he isn’t very good. Just look at his grade for this past weekend. Plus, he was going to do anything, a scope, etc., to get the guaranteed money, so yeah, money played a part in his release.

  4. loshorribles says:
    October 19, 2021 at 4:25 pm
    The Texans are merciless.
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    Imagine being given a $10 million paycheck and then having the possibility of playing on a team that is not 1-5.

  5. Christopher Allan says:
    October 19, 2021 at 5:46 pm
    loshorribles says:
    October 19, 2021 at 4:25 pm
    The Texans are merciless.
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    Imagine being given a $10 million paycheck and then having the possibility of playing on a team that is not 1-5.————————————————————————————————
    Imagine having a sense of humor, dude. The Texans are Mercilus-less. It’s a weak joke that is destroyed on retelling, unfortunately.

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